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Berry Delicious Rhubarb Crisp

What a perfect springtime dessert! It's filled with color and fresh fruit flavor the whole family will savor. I sometimes grate about a tablespoonful of fresh orange or lemon zest and add it to the crumb mixture for extra flavor. —Sharon Hadinger, Dublin, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake 25 min.
  • Makes
    9 servings


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1-1/2 cups diced fresh or frozen rhubarb
  • 1-1/2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh blackberries
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • Vanilla ice cream


  • In a small bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, oats, butter, 1 teaspoon vanilla and cinnamon. Set aside 1 cup for topping; press remaining crumb mixture into a greased 8-in. square baking dish. Top with rhubarb, strawberries and blackberries.
  • In a small saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch. Stir in water. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in remaining vanilla. Pour over fruit; sprinkle with remaining crumb mixture.
  • Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until bubbly. Serve with ice cream.
Editor's Note
If using frozen rhubarb, measure rhubarb while still frozen, then thaw completely. Drain in a colander, but do not press liquid out.

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  • dawnrosanne
    May 28, 2016


  • cbenne12
    Aug 8, 2015

    Amazing! The perfect dessert for anyone with a sweet tooth!

  • bplowman
    Jan 6, 2015

    All in all good, but would decrease brown sugar next time. A little too sweet for my taste.

  • Grace1018
    Jun 29, 2014

    This was great. I am not accustomed to the rhubarb, so I am not sure I would add it in the future. But all in all it was great.

  • Kriparr
    May 24, 2014

    This is the BEST crisp ever!

  • momof29
    Feb 17, 2012

    devine, simply devine;)

  • hallmarkchick88
    Jun 20, 2011

    Excellent recipe! I used all fresh fruit and substituted blueberries for the blackberries, as they are cheaper and more widely available. I received many compliments and requests for the recipe!

  • Brigid Nelson
    Jun 19, 2011

    My family loved this. This is the best "crisp" recipe I have ever made and will be the only one from now on.

  • shirley bassett
    Apr 27, 2010

    Very Good! I used frozen strawberries and frozen bluberries. I didn't have blackberries. I also had fresh rhubarb from the garden.

  • tkarinas
    Apr 22, 2010

    Berry delicious rhubarb crisp is one my family simply loves and one we make when we have what we consider the right ingredients. It's delicious and so easy to make, my kids make it any chance they can. It's a keeper and going in my recipe box.